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The future of travel is changing – and we say it’s for the better – with many more people looking to slow down, take the time to explore more remote locations, and travel more consciously. After a turbulent year, we can’t wait to get our customers (and ourselves) back out into the African bush again, for the ultimate wilderness and epic adventures. If you need any more convincing, read on for six reasons that a safari in Africa is the perfect escape with social distancing in mind – and why it should be on your list for 2021.

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"I started travelling to Africa as a young and ambitious golfer in 2002 when I headed to South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape for a few months. It was there that a now 20 year (and counting) love affair with the continent began."



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1. Low People Densities

Is there any better way to keep socially distant than escaping to the bush? We have handpicked the best camps in Africa to escape the crowds and keep firmly off the beaten path. With expert local guides and infinite pristine wilderness to explore, you can finally disconnect from it all – often as the only humans for many miles around – with the chirp of crickets or the roar of a lion as your only distraction. Your two metres of social distance won’t be a challenge here!

2. Private Accommodations

We are spoiled for choice with private camps and lodges in Africa, so whether you are longing to experience the Great Migration or the countless waterways of the Okavango, we have the right option for you. Many are small and intimate enough for you to book out exclusively for your own private group and not have to worry about the logistics of common spaces within bigger hotels.

3. Open Air Dining

Outdoor dining under the Africa skies is a way of life on safari, with plenty of clean and open air. While the usual communal dining may no longer be possible, you can rest assured that each camp has adjusted the dining experience according to social distancing guidelines as provided by the WHO and government recommendations.

2. Away from Cities in Complete Wilderness

Unlike many other destinations, a trip to Africa isn’t all about the cities. For your next adventure, why not swop the souks of Marrakech for the endless plains of the Serengeti in the pursuit of space and wilderness. The era of slow travel is upon us and we think spending a whole week soaking up your surroundings on safari is a pretty good place to start.

5. Smaller Numbers in Camp

Smaller-sized camps are the norm on safari compared to other locations across the world, often with a total of only eight tents and with plenty of distance in between. While these camps may be smaller in size, they are certainly not lacking in experience!

6. Open Game Viewers and Outdoor Activities 

If we know anything by now in 2020, it’s that avoiding closed and compact spaces is a good thing. On safari, the bush is your playground and there is an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy – from open-air vehicles for game drives to guided bush walks. No facemasks needed when you’re spending all of your days outside!

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